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Villa Madonna Montessori is a non-profit Montessori school (ages 3-6) founded by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery. It is located on the grounds of and managed by Villa Madonna Academy. 

The Montessori School is at capacity for the 2023-2024 school year. New applicants will be placed on a wait list. 

Contact Information

For additional information or to schedule an observation, please contact our Director, Molly Buten, at 859-341-5145 or email: [email protected].


At Villa Madonna Montessori, our mission is to provide a learning environment in which children are encouraged to develop an awareness of self and respect for the community and to honor their spirituality.


A safe, loving, family-like environment ensures a Christian atmosphere.  Small classes, with a 10:1 teacher ratio, provide individualized attention.  All teachers are Montessori certified and Villa Madonna Montessori is a full member and affiliate of the American Montessori Society (AMS) as well as the Cincinnati Montessori Society (CMS).  Villa Madonna Montessori is situated on 60+ scenic acres near St. Walburg Monastery over-looking the Ohio River in Villa Hills, Kentucky.


Montessori, for children ages 3-6, is based on a three year cycle designed to cultivate each child’s natural desire to learn. In order to achieve this goal, the Montessori program is set up to help each child reach his/her full potential in all areas of life. Maria Montessori believed that all areas were equally important to a child’s development. These areas include grace and courtesy, practical life, sensorial, language, math, cultural, and art.


Montessori children leave the program prepared to enter the first grade.  They have learned to work independently and in groups.  Since they have been encouraged to make decisions from an early age, these children are problem-solvers who can make choices and manage their time well.